Sunday, June 20, 2010

Piñon Mesa

It seems that if you live in an area for a while, you've seen
pretty much everything and there aren't any new discoveries
to be made. No so. We took a drive toward Glade Park, and
kept going south, eventually ending up on Piñon Mesa. Since
it's about four thousand feet higher than Grand Junction, it
was also about 20 degrees cooler, making it a very comfort-
able 72 degrees.

A lot of this area is dedicated to ranching and we saw herds
of cows everywhere.

Enoch Lake was a pleasant little spot, tucked away on a side

With meadows come wildflowers and we came at a perfect time
of the year to see really large fields of Arrowleaf Balsamroot.

Ranching has been a way of life up here for many years, and
there are lots of old abandoned barns and homesteads that
testify to this.

I love seeing the huge aspens.

Way above Glade Park.

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